Irish Water are pursuing Ballyhooly Community Council for the payment of a bill of over €2,700, despite repeated assurances from the council that they, as a voluntary group with no income for 18 months, are not in a position to pay such a large lump sum in one go.

The council have been in repeated correspondence with the water services company for months, since they received the bill for €2,741.87.

According to Kay Magner, chairperson of Ballyhooly Community Council, there was no bill issued to the council since 2017, as Irish Water had not read the meter. Hence, the bill now is large, and unexpected.

Ms Magner spoke to The Avondhu about their experience with Irish Water, who are refusing to allow the group to set up a direct debit, as they recognise Ballyhooly Community Council as a business.

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